This year we’ve continued to focus on the development of the infrastructure units at the Center that have been growing rapidly over the years and are one of the main triggers for the blossoming of life sciences at the Technion. At the Center, we’ve established a broad range of research support units whose missions include advancing the knowledge base of the different disciplines, and providing essential support services to researchers.
We understand the national and international need for engineers and technological advances. We pledge to provide our students with an exciting education that will prepare them for emerging technologies and for the adaptability and flexibility they will need in a rapidly changing world. Maintaining our current momentum requires embracing and addressing institutional challenges.
These challenges are magnified in times of resource constraints. Goals for upcoming years define the next stage of development for interdisciplinary studies at the Technion. Working alongside the Center Steering Committee I believe success in interdisciplinary studies requires collaboration across disciplines, faculties, and institutes; In the past, such collaborations have proven to give rise to innovative initiatives in faculty research and recruitment. I believe Technion’s reputation will be strongly enhanced by its accomplishments in interdisciplinary studies; the interdisciplinary character of our center is already attracting exceptional faculty and students, and aids Technion in its mission to provide knowledge in the service of humanity. As the new head of the Center, I look forward to the exciting future of the center. I am honored to serve the wide scientific community at Technion and elsewhere in being the messenger and enabler of interdisciplinary research in life sciences and engineering.
Prof. Roy Kishony, Director